How to Care for Your Handmade Soap
So you've bought your very first bar of gorgeous, handmade, natural soap - But you have absolutely no idea how to look after it...
Maybe you've just made the switch from plastic bottles of handwash and shower gel to bar soap. You're used to just throwing the bottle back in the shower and not thinking about it but you have an inkling that if you treat your lovely artisan soap that way you might not get to enjoy it for long (you're right!).
Don't forget, this bar is a unique, handcrafted PIECE OF ART!! OK, maybe I'm going overboard a little, but you've spent good money on this, it smells amazing, and it's made with beautiful, natural ingredients - you want it to last.
Keep it Cool
Your soap is made from natural essential oils and will retain it's scent for longer if it's kept in a cool place, away from other strong smells.
Keep it Dark
If you're storing your soap to use later (Green Fig soaps are best used within one year) then place them away from strong sunlight to keep them looking their best. Full sun will fade the natural colours, and you don't want a washed out soap!
Keep it Dry
Nobody likes a soggy soap.
Your soap is happiest when allowed to dry out fully between uses. The easiest way to do this is to keep it on a soap dish which allows water to drain away and air to circulate. There are tonnes of these kinds of dishes on the market, so there's bound to be one to suit your taste and budget.
At Green Fig we use the simple ladder style pictured above. It's made from bamboo, which is a super fast growing and sustainable material, and is really all you need to keep your soap dry and happy between use.